7-12-4169. Incidental expenses considered as cost of improvements -- costs for bonds or warrants secured by revolving fund -- district reserve account. (1) Incidental expenses connected with the formation of a special improvement district, including costs of preparation of plans, specifications, maps, and plats; engineering, superintendence, and inspection; preparation of assessment rolls; and the other incidental expenses described in 7-12-4101(7) are considered a part of the cost of making the improvements within the special improvement district.
(2) If the bonds or warrants are secured by the revolving fund under 7-12-4225, the costs of any improvement must include an amount of at least 5% and not more than 10% of the principal amount of any bonds or warrants to be issued, which must be deposited in the revolving fund created in 7-12-4221.
(3) (a) Subject to the provisions of subsections (3)(b) through (3)(e), the city or town council may create a district reserve account.
(b) As part of the original costs of the improvements, the city or town council may include an amount, in addition to the amount, if any, specified in subsection (2), not to exceed 5% of the principal amount of any special improvement district bonds or warrants issued. The amount must be deposited in a district reserve account created and maintained in the district fund.
(c) If there are insufficient funds in the district bond and interest accounts to pay when due the principal of and the interest on bonds or warrants, the district reserve account, if established, must be used to pay the principal of and the interest on the bonds or warrants issued against the district fund.
(d) If bonds or warrants are secured by the revolving fund, the district reserve account, if established, must be exhausted before a loan may be made from the revolving fund pursuant to 7-12-4223.
(e) Money in the district reserve account may be used to pay the final principal and interest payment on bonds or warrants.
(4) The establishment of a district reserve account does not preclude the city or town council from requiring additional security from owners of real property in the district.